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October 2016
From the Drivers Seat
From the Driver's Seat
Each month, I try and cover a new topic that I think you will find interesting.  This month I am breaking from my regularly scheduled broadcast to bring something rather urgent to your attention. 
 
Earlier this year, my two sons and I went to Haiti as part of Frank McKinney's Caring House Project (CHP).  This charity is very dear to our hearts and operates with very little overhead, so donations go right to the source.  We visited a new village that had been constructed by CHP some miles north of Port Au Prince.  This past spring, Lifelines made a corporate donation to the project, sufficient to see two families' homes constructed.


This particular village mercifully survived the recent Hurricane Matthew, but unfortunately, other villages were not so lucky, in particular those in the south west of the country. 
 
The following photos were taken of a CHP village after Matthew had devastated this part of Haiti.


 

The Caring House Project lost all or part of 450+ homes, schools, community centers, clinics, fishing cooperatives, etc. in Jeremie, Haiti. That's eight of CHP's 24 villages that were partially or totally destroyed, or 3,600+ children and families whose lives were devastated or lost.
 
At Lifelines, we immediately initiated a company-wide fundraising effort, and to date, the Lifelines team is on track to donate in excess of our goal of $4000, enough to rebuild a home.  To quote Frank, "Caring House Project has coined the phrase, 'ROD' or 'Return on Donation'. CHP can really stretch a donor's dollar.
 
"Should you choose to donate to Caring House Project, here's an example: $4,000 builds a new concrete home for a family of eight who were living in a mud shack with palm fronds for a roof, $2,000 funds half a house, $250 will replace a roof that was blown off, $100 will buy 1000 meals, $45 a pregnant goat, $18 a pig, $10 buys 100 meals, and $4.75 buys a chicken."
 
I am very proud of the Lifelines team and would be honored if you feel inclined, to join us in helping out this worthy cause.

Our prayers are with the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
 
Thanks for indulging me this month.
Sincerely,



Simon J. Griffin
President & CEO
In the NEWS
Our trade show journey continued this past month with a presence at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in Las Vegas and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) in Palm Springs, CA.  We received tremendous feedback on our two newest solutions that monitor EEG recordings in difficult environments: the Emergency Department and the NICU.
 
Each of the solutions, the JNS WiEEG Amplifer with BraiNet (ED) and the Incereb neon (NICU), are diagnostics tools that assist in the timely and critical assessment of obtaining EEG data to determine if the patients are having subclinical seizures.
 
We appreciated the feedback and insight that all of our visitors shared with us at these trade shows this month. We look forward to helping improve patient care in your environments. 
 
Dan Hope
Vice President of Business Development and Marketing
 
At the ACEP convention, Lifelines showcased how the JNS amplifier and BraiNet enable the recording of STAT, eight-channel EEGs in the Emergency Department, even when a EEG technologist is not available onsite. Combined with the iEEG Cloud solution for immediate interpretation by a reading physician, these devices will assist the ED staff in quick decision-making for improved patient care in this critical environment. 

Mark Porter, west coast sales, talked with a ED physicians as he wears the BraiNet, and explains the benefits of our ED solution.


Antony Hsu, MD FACEP, from St. Joseph Mercy, was our winner of the Amazon Echo.
 
 
This past week, Lifelines team members Dan Hope and Mark Porter attended the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) 32nd Annual Conference.  

At the NANN convention we demonstrated the Incereb neon electrode array. This new product enables the bedside caregiver to quickly initiate the recording of time-sensitive EEG in neonates, even when an EEG technologist is not available 
in the NICU.

Mark Porter talked with neonatal nurses and explained the benefits of our neonatal EEG solution. 
 

Dawn McHenry, from Texas Children's Hospital was our winner of the Amazon Tap.

 
T his year will be the 4th Annual  Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland (EADDL). 
 
EADDL is a FREE awareness expo that was founded by parents, Brad and Candy Levy, whose daughter Sofie was diagnosed with her first seizure in 2005.  Thanks to Sofie's amazing team of doctors, she has been seizure free since 2009!
 
Through the Levy's trial, an awareness-building tribute was shaped and partnerships were 
built.  
The 4th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Day will take place on
 November 2-3.

Com e see us at Disney in Anaheim, California.
"Five Days, Thousands of Professionals. All focused on epilepsy."
 
In December, Lifelines will be exhibiting at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, and we will be celebrating 15 years as a pioneer in EEG.
 
Lifelines will be showcasing the Virtual EMU, which allows a patient to have their long-term, video EEG recorded in the comfort of their own home.  Our cloud-based technology will bring immediate access to critical EEG  data  - anytime, anywhere.
 
From our Virtual EMU to our hospital/clinical products that include the JNS WiEEG Amplifier and BraiNet in the Emergency Department and Incereb neon electrode arrays for the NICU, Lifelines is focused on improving the care of your patients. 
 
If you're attending AES, stop by Booth 818, and let us show you how easy EEG has become to record in difficult environments.
Our growth means exciting career opportunities for talented professionals in key areas.
 
If you are excited about the revolutionary changes we are bringing to neurodiagnostics and believe that you have the talent and skill set to help us change the face of EEG, please contact us at the email address or website listed below.
 
Open Positions:
Information Technology Senior Specialist
Operations Assistant

Find more information on these positions on our website or  please send inquiries to Michelle Langenhorst .
More than one of our employees have a soft spot for horses; but more than that, for how horses can help heal people.
 
Debbie, Clinical Products Coordinator, supports "Spirit Heart Therapeutic Riding Center".  Spirit Heart does more than rescue horses.  Not only are the horses taken care of until healthy, then trained for riding, but the Spirit Heart program works with at-risk  and post-drug rehab youth, child abuse victims, veterans, and battered women.  According to Spirit Heart's website, "Spirit Heart's services are about sharing healthy, quality time together while instilling the idea that a person can do anything they set their mind to do."


 
As a former, founding board member, Debbie states, "The horses become healthy and trained, and the youths gain a life-changing experience.  It is quite remarkable to witness."
 
Volunteering with a similar foundation, Joanna Mosley, Lifelines' Director of Operations, contributes as a youth mentor in the sport of endurance riding.  Joanna began her endurance riding career in 2013 and "totally fell in love with the sport". 
 
The focus with endurance riding is on excellent horsemanship (taking care of your horse) and the comradery between riders.  Joanna began mentoring youths through the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC).  Kathleen Henkel, Executive Director of AERC, explains, "The AERC offers sanctioned endurance and limited distance horseback rides throughout the United States and Canada, and we encourage the use, protection, and development of equestrian trails, especially those with historic significance. AERC's rides are open to all ages and abilities, and it is a great family sport."

 
Although AERC supports healthy equine disciplines, Joanna considers it a "privilege and a pleasure to watch young riders grow and become successful, as these traits enhanced by the sport often have a positive impact of every aspect of their lives."


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